Core Physicians has been recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 in their primary care practice locations; PlaistowHealth was recognized earlier under Physician Practice Connections – Patient-Centered Medical Home.
The recognition was awarded to Core Physicians by the National Committee for Quality Assurance or NCQA. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.
“The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of 21st century primary care that combines access, teamwork and technology to deliver quality care and improve health”, said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “NCQA’s PCMH 2011 recognition shows that Core Physicians has tools, systems and resources to provide their patients with the right care at the right time.”
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and others in extension of the Physician Practice Connections Program. It was developed to assess whether physician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognize them for these efforts.